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PH. D. Engineering Mark C. WILLIAMS Distributed Generation Fuel Cells Technology Manager, US Department of Energy, Morgantown


 Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. in Engineering in 1985 from the University of California at Berkeley. After graduation, he worked as a Research Engineer at the University of California at Berkeley where he supervised research of doctoral students in surface chemistry and separation science. Subsequently, he worked as a Research Engineer at AMOCO Production Company and at CONOCO, Inc., where he conducted theoretical modeling and experimental research into surfactant and colloidal chemistry. At present, he is the Distributed Generation Technology Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), where he is responsible for budget, planning and outreach for the stationary power fuel cell program of the DOE's Office of Fossil Energy; this includes the world s largest high temperature fuel cell programs. Dr. Williams has been an invited lecturer in the fuel cell area at the Brookings Institution, and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Processing Journal. He assists in presenting fuel cell short courses, such as the Fuel Cell Technology Institute, and participates in many fuel cell forums in the U.S. and abroad. He has directed the development and publication of the internationally-acclaimed DOE Fuel Cell Handbook since 1994.


Fellow of The Electrochemical Society
Senior Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Member American Ceramic Society


Dr. Williams has published over 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters, and given several hundred invited plenary and keynote lectures at national and international conferences, symposia, and seminars. He has also chaired and participated in fuel cell discussion panels in the U.S. and abroad.


Fellow of The Electrochemical Society, 2005
US Fuel Cell Council Pathfinder Award, 2003
Chair of the Fuel Cell Seminar, 2002 and 2003
Jane Lewis Fellow, 1982-1984
Evan Just Award, 1985
Six US patents